The GEO 600 gravitational wave detector: pulsar prospects

Woan, G. et al. (2003) The GEO 600 gravitational wave detector: pulsar prospects. In: ASP Conference, Crete, Greece, 26-29 Aug 2002, p. 351. ISBN 158311516

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The GEO600 laser-interferometric gravitational wave detector near Hannover, Germany, is one of six such interferometers now close to operation worldwide. The UK/German GEO collaboration uses advanced technologies, including monolithic silica suspensions and signal recycling, to deliver a sensitivity comparable with much larger detectors in their initial configurations. Here we review the design and performance of GEO600 and consider the prospects for a direct detection of continuous gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Casey, Dr Morag and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Newton, Dr Gavin and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Ward, Professor Henry and Torrie, Dr Calum and Skeldon, Dr Kenneth and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Woan, G., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Barr, B., Berukoff, S., Bose, S., Cagnoli, G., Casey, M.M., Churches, D., Colacino, C.N., Crooks, D.R.M., Cutler, C., Danzmann, K., Davies, R., Dupuis, R.J., Elliffe, E., Fallnich, C., Freise, A., Gossler, S., Grant, A., Grote, H., Heinzel, G., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hough, J., Jennrich, O., Kawabe, K., Koetter, K., Leonhardt, V., Lueck, H., Malec, M., McNamara, P.W., Mossavi, K., Mohanty, S., Mukherjee, S., Nagano, S., Newton, G.P., Owen, B.J., Papa, M.A., Plissi, M.V., Quetschke, V., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Rowan, S., Ruediger, A., Sathyaprakash, B.S., Schilling, R., Schutz, B.F., Senior, R., Sintes, A.M., Skeldon, K.D., Sneddon, P., Stief, F., Strain, K.A., Taylor, I., Torrie, C.I., Vecchio, A., Ward, H., Weiland, U., Welling, H., Williams, P., Winkler, W., Willke, B., and Zawischa, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Centre:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy > Institute for Gravitational Research
Publisher:Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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